Balsamand Lake

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Balsamand Lake
Location Rajasthan
Coordinates 26°19′52″N 73°01′12″E / 26.331°N 73.020°E / 26.331; 73.020Coordinates: 26°19′52″N 73°01′12″E / 26.331°N 73.020°E / 26.331; 73.020
Type reservoir
Basin countries India
Max. length 1 km (0.62 mi)

Balsamand Lake is a lake situated 5 km from Jodhpur on Jodhpur-Mandore Road. This lake is a popular picnic spot, built in 1159 AD by Gurjara-Pratihara rulers. It was designed as a water reservoir to provide water to Mandore. The lake has a length of one km, breadth of 50 m and a depth of 15 m.

The Balsamand Lake Palace was built later as a summer palace on its shore. The lake is surrounded by lush green gardens that house groves of trees like mango, papaya, pomegranate, guava and plum. Animals and birds like the jackal and peacock also call this place home.[1]

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